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We're not a bunch of Jimmy Savile's. We just want our enthusiastic, entertaining and good looking cheerleaders back.
It's just a bit of fun and adds to the matchday experience!
As you may know, cheerleading is essential to many other sports teams especially in the U.S. Cheerleaders draw attention to the event and encourage audience participation. High School Cheerleading consists of a school spirit aspect and the competition aspect. The school spirit aspect of cheerleading involves cheering, supporting, and "pumping up" the crowd at football games, basketball games, even wrestling meets. With this they also make posters, perform at pep rallies, and bring school spirit to the other students.
If there were no cheerleaders in a high school, who else would encourage school spirit? Yes, the dancers put on a nice performance to get the crowd going, but who will keep them going before, during and after halftime? The answer to this question is of course, cheerleaders. Approximately 394,694 cheerleaders attend public high school according to the National Federation of State High School Associations. With this in mind, that should tell you that plenty of high schools have cheerleaders, so it would be sort of weird to have a high school without cheerleaders to promote school spirit.
It would also mean that a lot of students wouldn't have an extracurricular activity to go to if the sport they were involved in was taken away from them, making it harder for them to continue it in college. Now when Huntington High School in Long Island, NY starts having sporting events, who will cheer the crowd and athletes on and encourage them to win? What if the crowd is grumpy and decides not to "pump up" the team?
There wouldn't be any cheerleaders to solve it because the school wants to cut us out of the budget, despite our fundraising. If we continue to fundraise and contribute to our school, shouldn't we be able to continue motivating our peers to have school spirit?
The Chicago Bears are among the few franchises that do not currently have cheerleaders. This has not always been the case. From 1977 to 1985 the official cheerleaders for the Chicago Bears were the Honey Bears. They cheered at all Bears home games and performed at halftime.
Papa Bear Halas was actually the one that came up with the "dancing girl", as he called them, and said that the Honey Bears would be around as long as he was alive. After his death in 1983 the McCaskey family decided to end their relationship with the Honey Bears, declining to renew their contract following the Bears' Superbowl XX Championship.
Isn't it time that one of the leagues original franchises have cheerleaders again, and return to glory? Its the way Papa Bear would have wanted.
The sport of Cheerleading is being harmed by the actions of some team parents. The youth are being influenced by the words and actions they are seeing being played out right before their eyes.
If a team mom and a cheerleaders mom have a difference of opinion it should be handled in a private and direct fashion. The public is watching and the influence it has on them will fashion the opinion they have of the whole sport. The public already thinks that cheerleaders are stuck up snobs who do not care about anything but themselves.
The future of the whole sport hinges on the ability to encourge a feeling of togetherness and team spirt needed to trust the abilities of each other. When a team is in sync the whole flow is beautiful. If the kids are lead to believe they are not as good as someone else they tend to not be able to trust and the pyramid of the team is broken. People are pushed out and the old stuck up cheerleaders mith is perpetuated.
We need to be able to get along and deal with the team of cheerleaders as a whole and one body. Not as a bunch of people who do not care about each other. If the team is to be the best we all need to do the right thing and put petty differences aside and deal one on one with the parents, in a repectful and professional maner. When parent form clicks and oust other parents and newcomers the children do the same.
We need a team of parents to teach these kids not a team mom. The team as a whole should not be governed by a single mom, it should be looked over by many caring mothers, and fathers. The team should be developed into a single body, with a confident flow. The actions of one disrespectful mother are having a negitive influence on members of the board, the parent club, the squad and the public at large.
We need to as a group let her know this will not be allowed. We want our children to be in a loving, positive and caring atmosphere. Can't we all just get along. Please join us in asking the team mom/boardmember to step down and let a more caring loving and dignified person take the responcibility of our childrens welfare.
We need someone who will take the time to address the kids with respect, no matter where they come from. Someone who will lead by example. Someone who will take the time to set up fundraisers that will have an atainable outcome. Someone who will not give attitude to others who are not as well to do as she is making herself out to be. When a child and parent can not afford to just "cut a check" for the money costs it takes to be in this sport. They should not be made to feel inferior. We are not all made out of money.